142 Canorrgate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh‘s past and its people.

Our Commonwealth Until Tue 31 Mar. A look at how Edinburgh represents a Commonwealth of people with different identities. experiences and histories. Wha's Like Us? Until Tue 31 Mar. An exhibition looking at Scottish identity.


42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

Children's Art From Bosnia Until Sat 21 Mar. Artists Miriam de Burca and Kate Rodgers travelled to Bosnia with an Edinburgh Direct Aid convoy and worked with children. This is the first showing of their artwork and among the ‘typical childish images' appear disturbing images of war and death.


I63 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.


2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); children free.

Art 8: Industry An educational and fun interactive gallery that features everything from an Elton John stage suit to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. plus the chance to step back in time and re-live the fashions. music and pastimes of the 1950s. 60s. 70s and 80s.

The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints. The Ainu Bear Festival Until Tue 31 Mar. An insight into the lives of the indigenous people who live in Northern Japan. Featured in the exhibition is a unique collection ofAinu costume and decorative objects used during The Bear Festival. in which a bear would be killed as a means of returning him to his spiritual home.

Petrified Garden Until Sun 29 Mar. A series of photo montages by Mark Johnston focusing on stone circles. cairns and other monuments.


Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.




Main Street. Aberfoyle. Stirling. 01877 382873. Fri—Tue 11am—5pm. Primavera Mon 23 Feb—Sun 29 Mar. A mixed exhibition of work by various artists including Anne Gordon. Hamish McDonald. Liz Rodgers and James Orr. Plus ceramics and jewellery.



15 Kelly Street. 01475 723741. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Sir Alfred East: A British Impressionist Until Sat 28 Feb. An exhibition bringing together three works by one of Britain‘s most important Impressionist artists.

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Howden Park Centre Gallery & Bathgate Sports Centre. 01506 433634. International Miniature Prints Until Tue 24 Mar. Over 240 small-scale works by artists from around the world. Featured in the show are abstract and figurative images. colour and monochrome works. Also. larger works by invited artists.

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Open Sesame Fri 21 Feb. 10am-5pm. Street Level. National Portfolio Day with Colin Grey.

Bruce McLean Wed 25 Feb. 6. 15pm. £3 (£1.50). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 3128. Performance artist and sculptor McLean discusses his current redesign of Glasgow‘s Argyle Street. Michael Fullerton Thu 20 Feb. 7pm. Transmission Gallery. Fullerton. who is currently exhibiting at the gallery. will take part in a slide talk. Other participants include Kirsty Ogg. Jim 1 ambie. Julia Radcliffe and Lucy Byatt.

From Modern Art To Contemporary Art: A Conflict Of Paradigms Fri 27 Feb. 11am. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8l28. A lecture given by Dr Nathalie Heinich. a sociologist and researcher. who specialises in the sociology of artistic professions and cultural practices.


Pieter Jansz Saenredam Fri 20 Feb. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. A concert to celebrate the 350111 anniversary of Saenredam's painting The Interior 07' SI Bum Iv Clttm‘lr. lluurlenr.

Calum Colvin Sat 21 Fe . 2pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. Colvin. who is one of the artists included in the current show, The Mag Collection. talks about his work. Cello In Space Mon 23 Feb. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Siobhan Dougherty talks about the work of Arman. Hew Lortmer Wed 25 Feb. 12.30pm. Huntly House. Beverley Fenton. Assistant Keeper of Childhood Collections talks about this Scottish sculptor.

Thomas Faed Wed 25 Feb. l2.45prrr. National Portrait Gallerv. Angela Cox talks about John Ballantyne's painting. The Belly Of A Landscape Architect Wed 25 Feb. 7pm. Main Lecture Theatre. Edinburgh College of Art. Leonard 1.) rich gives the 8th annual David Skinner Memorial Lecture.

Saenredam's Anniversary Fri 27 Feb. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. A talk given by Julia Lloyd Williams and Michael Cassin.

0f Dust And Air: Some Reflections On The Duchamp Effect Sat 28 Feb. 2pm. £1 (50p). Stills Gallery. David Hopkins explores preoccupations linking the work of Marcel Duchamp with diverse ‘post war conceptualists’ like Cornelia Parker. Helen Chadwick and Piero Manzoni. Early Printed Books In Scotland: The First 100 Years Wed 4 Mar. 12.30pm. Huntly House. A talk by Richard Ovenden.

A Wood On His Head: Self Portrait Wed 4 Mar. l2.45pnr. National Portrait Gallery. Duncan Thomson discusses this painting by Duncan Grant.


Sign of the times: Gillian Wearing's work is on show at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

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